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    Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), adopted by the World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003 and entered into force on 27 February 2005, is the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO.

    The FCTC is WHO’s response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic. As a milestone for the promotion of public health, it provides new legal dimensions for international health cooperation.

    Promotion and implementation of FCTC follow the decisions ratified during the Conferences of Parties (COPs); the last one, COP6, was held in Moscow in October 2014 and the next one, COP7, will be held in New Delhi in November 2016.

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    Jérôme Harlay
    PhD in science and journalist for the Vaping Post. Specialised in scientific topics.